The summer term
This term, our topic is ‘Road Trip USA’. We will look at cities such as New York in detail, exploring all the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. From looking at the history of Native America to booking a room in a hotel, we can’t wait to explore every inch of the good old US of A!
In the second half of the summer term, our attention will turn to ‘Traders and Raiders’. Here, we will be sailing back to the Dark Ages where fear and tyranny reigned. We will look at the everyday lives of Saxons and Vikings. From making weapons to recreating intricate patterns, we can’t wait to shine a light on the deadly Dark Ages.
A range of stimulating and topic-based texts are used to teach English. Reading and studying various genres, including diary entries, provide a basis for children to develop their writing skills and imagination alongside improving their spelling, punctuation, grammar and vocabulary.
Reading is taught using a range of texts and stimuli. Books, images and video clips are used with the children to develop a range of skills required as a reader. Discussion and questions enable children to think uniquely about why texts are structured in particular ways and how and why writers make specific language choices. In addition, after lunchtime, children have the opportunity to ‘Read and Relax’ where they will quiz on the ‘Accelerated Reader’ books that they have read.
In mathematics. we use a scheme called ‘Maths No Problem’, which builds children’s mathematical skills alongside their fluency, reasoning and problem-solving. There are many parts to the lesson, allowing time for children to discuss and develop a range of methods to solve questions and achieve a greater depth of mathematical understanding.